Do you love the vintage look, but want to add a modern touch? Like something old, something new (without the borrowed or blue)? Then here's a great look for you!
Start with these wonderful black suede ankle boots called "Ashlyn" from Elizabeth and James. The wrapped heel is 4 1/4 inches high, with a half inch platform. The details are positively yummy: a row of buttons up each side of the center piece, a peekaboo toe, and a back strap. The buttons may look retro, but these aren't your grandmother's boots! And they do have a soft lining and a lightly cushioned footbed, so you'll still be able to dance all night.
Top them with a great pair of black leggings that go down to the ankle. Stick with these basic black, unadorned leggings, because you want the attention to go to your feet and those delightful boots. Yes, there are plenty of great-looking leggings; a pair with shirring comes to mind, but really, with Ashlyn on your feet, you don't need to decorate your legs!
Moving on up, remember that leggings are not pants (do I need to repeat that?) Even for babies, leggings aren't pants, so don't top them with a shirt. Instead, choose an adorable dress like the Breathless Mini Dress from Quiksilver. Made in a lambswool/cotton blend, this black long-sleeved mini has a deep cowl neck and a curve-hugging cut. For a little extra detail there are metal studs down the back of the dress. All eyes will be on you when you strut into the room in this dress!
With all that black, remember to add a pop of color. Whether it's a bright leather jacket or bag, or chunky jewelry in metal, semi-precious stones like turquoise, cinnabar, or even lamp work glass, you need something to break up the black. It's your style, so you choose!